DEV IT Mobile Technical Architect
General Motors

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Job Description

Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-2 times per week. Must have the ability to read and understand Korean language.

In recent years, GM Information Technology has successfully executed the largest IT transformation in the history of the automotive industry, fully insourcing what once was a nearly completely outsourced IT function. Today GM IT is a dynamic and fast paced organization that designs, develops and maintains all IT infrastructure, applications and solutions enabling GM's global operations. From designing and building the next generation of electric and other vehicles to developing a world-class GM experience for our dealers and customers, GM IT is driving real change in the most iconic automaker on the planet. Our team delivers unique enterprise-wide IT solutions in cutting-edge technologies such as mobility, telematics, critical business systems, supercomputing, cloud, vehicle engineering and real-time computing. We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to advance their careers and be a part of an IT organization focused on innovation, speed and business value.

The Mobile Technical Architect is responsible and accountable for the quality and cohesion of solution architecture components for Mobile architecture needed to support Future of Retail and their conformance to approved GM IT standards and alignment with the future state enterprise and domain architectural goals. This includes both hands-on development of global IT technology architectures as well as management of various architectural initiatives.

A Solutions architect leader not only leads a team and is able to look across the assigned domain to ensure consistent alignment of technical solutions with the business goals and objectives of the supported unit. The architect leader provides guidance to the team as well as industry leading technical direction and guidance to various project teams to ensure appropriate and cost effective application of GM approved technologies. Ensures appropriate and effective data integration across multiple applications.

A Senior Solutions Architect is expected to master all the capabilities required of a solutions architect and proven expertise with various architectural patterns, technologies and architecture management processes. A Senior Solutions Architect will mentor and direct less senior solutions architects while participating in multi-layered solution architectures that comprehend and specify business, application, data and infrastructure designs.

1. Responsible for leading the definition of mobile device architectures which includes evaluation, selection and integration of necessary technical components to create solution designs that support the defined functional and non-functional requirements. Focus areas on WeChat architecture for GM Premium China projects 2021 and beyond.

2. Responsible for definition of current state application and/or infrastructure architectures for the mobile devices needed for Future of Retail

3. Responsible for development and approval of future state application or infrastructure architectures in an organized and cohesive manner using industry accepted frameworks.

4. Understands, applies and recommends architecture principles in the context of a specific solution.

5. Responsible for integration and cohesion of developed or reviewed architecture solutions across all architectural layers.

6. Understands and comprehends the implications of technology decisions and recommendations across multiple domain areas.

7. Ensure that designed or reviewed solutions conform to architectural requirements such as scalability, maintainability, reliability, extensibility, usability and security across multiple domain areas.

8. Promotes innovation and application of emerging IT technologies within the context of a business domain area.

9. Introduces technology innovation opportunities to the GM IT organization. Participates in the evaluation of new technologies for inclusion as GM IT standards.

10. Builds a diverse and effective team by identifying/selecting the best talent. Responsible for directing and prioritizing work, leading performance and providing guidance / coaching to team members. Leads the culture within their team, holds themselves and others accountable for demonstrating GMs values and cultural behaviors. Models GM behaviors and creates a winning culture.

11. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Additional Job Description

Specific to the Mobile Technical Architect for DEV IT:

  • Establish & drive the mobility strategy for DEV IT

  • Define clear design principles and best practices
  • Build an arsenal of reusable & standard components to align with 5 star
  • Standards to ingest data analytics to drive continuous mobile process improvements
  • Alignment with both CCMS development standards and CX strategies & requirements by N America and Europe Regions.
  • Close partnership with DEV IT Solution Architects to align & incorporate standards and coordination across IT domains and CCMS for data integration and dependencies
  • Development of training for a Mobile Center of Excellence (MCoE) within Dev IT to train software developers to expand skills into Mobile development as this talent is hard to source externally with emphasis on WeChat training and supporting mobile operating systems.
  • Develop highly skilled and federated group of developers to drive mobility forward while ensuring we are aligned with CX & CCMS standards globally
  • Adopt Rapid-Release, Agile Development Processes and align with CCMS deployment cycles to federated application stores for distribution
  • Lead monthly Lunch and Learn to share evolving DEV IT mobile strategy and future roadmap & technology directions

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day - individually and collectively - to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities.GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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